Monthly Archives: August 2011

16th Aug, 2011

Michelle Bachman wishes Elvis Presley a happy birthday.

By | August 16th, 2011|Tech|3 Comments

On the anniversary of his death. You can’t make this stuff up.

16th Aug, 2011

Google's new feud with Facebook

By | August 16th, 2011|Tech|0 Comments

Google complains that  for some weird reason, when people post links on Facebook to let their friends try out Google+, the links aren’t getting through. Facebook says it has no idea what Google is talking about. Just posted on the Daily Beast.

16th Aug, 2011

Good Dan Gillmor piece on Google-Motorola

By | August 16th, 2011|Tech|2 Comments

From the Guardian. Short version: Google needs patents and may just sell off the hardware business; but maybe not. Maybe Google wants to try to be Apple, doing integrated hardware and software. GooMoto could make some cool devices. Might not be as nice as Apple (which is still the best, by far) but some people might sacrifice ease-of-use if they can get greater control over their device. (Gillmor is one of them.) Downside: It’s bad news for HTC, Samsung […]

16th Aug, 2011

You meet some of the nicest people in the Apple community

By | August 16th, 2011|Tech|4 Comments

This guy just tracked me down on a vacation with my family in England. I guess he took issue with my post suggesting that Google pulled a fast one on Apple and Microsoft. I don’t know what came over me. Of course no company could outsmart Apple. Especially not Google. Google people are stupid and evil. Their products are all crap, and worse yet, they are based on stolen IP. No one buys Android phones. No one wants them. They all […]

15th Aug, 2011

Google's original bid for Motorola was the Euler-Mascheroni constant divided by the distance in meters between Mountain View and Schaumburg, but Sanjay Jha told them to stop fucking around and make it a real number or he'd sell to Microsoft

By | August 15th, 2011|Tech|14 Comments

Counting down the seconds before someone does the math and posts a comment saying this actually makes no sense.

15th Aug, 2011

Apple busted for presenting flawed evidence

By | August 15th, 2011|Tech|4 Comments

Allegation is that Apple created images where they changed the dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy Tab to make it look more like the iPad — to convince a German court that Samsung’s product is a clone and a ripoff. Hard to believe that Apple would do this. The GT may violate all sorts of Apple patents — who knows? — but in terms of physical size you would not mistake […]

15th Aug, 2011

Suck on it, AppleSoft — Google pulls a rope-a-dope

By | August 15th, 2011|Tech|325 Comments

Everyone was baffled when Google made those crazy bids for the Nortel patents last month. Remember? They bid things like the distance from the earth to the sun, the number pi, and some other wacky numbers from mathematics. Which led ultra Apple fanboy MG Siegler to crow that Google had got “pi in the face” and was “living in a dream world” and “look like huge asses […]

7th Aug, 2011

The real reason that everyone hates Google all of a sudden

By | August 7th, 2011|Tech|80 Comments

MG Siegler of TechCrunch says everyone hates Google because Google is trying to do too much. Meaning: Apple was fine with Google until Google decided to invade Apple’s turf by making a smartphone operating system, and then started having some success. Keep in mind that MG is an Apple fanboy who recently compared Apple to James Bond and compared Google to Le Chiffre, the villain in Casino Royale. This was when Microsoft was so desperate to screw Google […]

6th Aug, 2011

Out with the old: I just bought a MacBook Air

By | August 6th, 2011|Tech|7 Comments

Much love and thanks for all the advice on my post about the saga of my crashing MacBook Pro. I got a lot of good tips, especially from people on Facebook. Maybe it’s the fans. Maybe it’s some wire. Maybe it’s a thermal issue. The MBP is still out at the Burlington Mall store, and higher powers at Apple have become involved, and […]

6th Aug, 2011

I'm told that I sound "bitter and angry"

By | August 6th, 2011|Tech|2 Comments

This because yesterday I posted an item wondering if the market collapse means the IPO window has shut down again, and if so, what happens to the VCs who are sitting on a bunch of deals where they’ve paid ridiculously high valuations? They were hoping to flog this stuff off to bigger fools in the public markets, which is why they were going around repeateing […]